Covid 19 vaccine deals give NZ back-up options, scientists say

A NZ Herald article.

Scientists have hailed the Government’s latest vaccine purchases, saying it will give New Zealand not only enough doses for every Kiwi, but also back-ups in case one vaccine fails.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced the Government had agreed to purchase 7.6 million doses from AstraZeneca – enough to vaccinate 3.8 million people – and 10.72 million doses from Novavax, enough for 5.36 million people.

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